MOST ASKED FOR 2017 SEASON...
CAN YOU GIVE ME DETAILS ABOUT THE T-BALL PROGRAM?
BSB has two age divisions for T-Ball participants. The youngest division is called "T-Ball Midgets". This division is for all participants that turn 5 years of age on or before April 30th. The second division is "T-Ball/Coach Pitch". This division is for participants who will be 6 years of age on or before April 30th. BSB will adhere to the April 30th cutoff dates with NO exceptions.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN BSB?
The league is providing baseball for Eastern Jackson County, but there are no restrictions on who can sign up and play in the BSB Youth League.
Players on Competitive teams have no restrictions.
WHAT IS A SKILLS TEST? WHO MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE SKILLS TEST?
The skills test is a brief series of drills that all players ages 8 years and above, who are not frozen on a team roster, are required to attend to be eligible for the "open" draft. The test consists of participants catching, throwing, and running in a brief drill that will last only a few minutes. All players that participate in the skills test are eligible to be selected during the "open" draft. All players that are "No Shows" at the skills tests, must be selected during the blind draw.
HOW CAN I BECOME INVOLVED IN MANAGING, COACHING, OR UMPIRING?
If you are interested in Managing or Coaching, you should contact the Division Representative for the appropriate age group. If you are interested in Umpiring, see details on the Umpires page from the main menu of this web site. The league contracts a Director of Umpires who secures and schedules all umpires. His/her contact information may also be found on the Umpires page.
All Managers, Coaches, and Umpires must fill out a background information sheet so the League may conduct a background check. This is required to obtain a Coaches Card. Coaches Cards may be purchased on line at any time.
Division Representatives and the Director of Umpires may be found by selecting the Board of Directors page from our Home page.
DOES BSB HAVE A MACHINE PITCH DIVISION?
Yes, the 7 and 8-year-old divisions (7U and 8U) are Machine Pitch.
AT WHAT AGE DOES BSB BEGIN "KID PITCH"?
"Kid Pitch" begins at the 9-year-old (9U) division.
DOES BSB HAVE A "MUST PLAY" RULE FOR ALL PLAYERS?
BSB has a "Must Play" rule for all players in T-Ball Midget (5U) through 14 years old (14U). All players in these divisions must play 2 innings if they participate in team practices. Ages 15 and above (15U through 18U) do NOT have a "Must Play" rule.
WHAT IS THE AGE CUT-OFF DATE BSB USES IN DETERMINING MY CHILD PLAYS IN?
The cut-off date for BSB is April 30th. The player’s age on April 30 is the age that the league will use to determine what division the child will participate in.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND END?
Teams are formed in early March, and games begin in late April / early May. Depending upon weather, all divisions should finish league games around the first week of July. Games for the High School Division (15U thru 18U teams) begin in early June and finish around the last week in July.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO SIGN-UPS?
Yes, a BSB Board Member will check Birth Certificates for all new player registrations. If you sign up on-line, your team manager will check Birth Certificates at the first team meeting or practice.
DOES BSB HOLD A FUNDRAISER?
Yes, the league may have an annual fundraiser for League improvements that all players 14 years and younger in the American League (Rec) participate in.
CAN I REQUEST THAT MY CHILD PLAY ON A CERTAIN TEAM OR BE PLACED ON A TEAM WITH ANOTHER CHILD?
No, the league cannot honor requests for children to play on certain teams unless a team manager freezes those players before the season. The only exception is with siblings - they will play on the same team, unless the parents request differently. Each team has a limited number of freezes based on their age group. T-Ball Midgets starts with 5 freezes at age 5 and an additional freeze is added every year, until age 12, then the manager may freeze an entire team.
HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE NORMALLY ON A TEAM?
BSB maximum is 12 players per team. Most teams have 11 or 12 players.
WHY ARE SCORES AND STANDINGS MISSING FROM THE WEB SITE?
The league strives to have scores and standings updated on the league web site. This is all based upon Managers reporting all scores to the Division Representative. It is recommended that you have your team Manager contact their Division Representative if the BSB web site is not updated.